Fair Labor Standards Act

6 Things Every Arkansan Should Know About Fair Labor Standards

You deserve fair compensation for your hard work. That includes minimum wage, overtime pay, and child labor standards. Our experienced team of Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawyers is here to help. Though many of the laws are federal, you may need an Arkansas lawyer to make sure all your rights are protected.


1. You Deserve At Least the Minimum Money for Your Work

One of the primary purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act is to set a federal minimum wage that employers must adhere to. As of the latest update to this page, the federal minimum wage stands at $7.25 per hour. However, Arkansas has its own minimum wage policies, which currently exceed the federal rate. Our FLSA lawyers can guide you through this process, ensuring you receive the money you deserve.


2. Work Overtime, Get Overtime Pay

According to the FLSA, eligible employees are entitled to receive one and one-half times their regular pay rate for every hour worked beyond 40 hours in a single workweek.

Determining whether an employee is eligible for overtime pay can sometimes be a complex process. But in your favor, employers must maintain accurate records of their employees’ work hours and pay rates. Failure to do this can result in serious legal problems for the business.


3. Keep Your Own Time Records. Don’t Trust the Business

We have found that companies generally do what is in their best interest. That is why you need to keep your own records. We will use those to build a strong case against any employer who violates the FLSA.


4. Protect Working Children

Child Labor restrictions are for both part-time working and full-time working children. Under the FLSA, there are restrictions on the types of jobs, hours of work, and conditions under which minors may be employed. At Horton Law, we take the rights and safety of children very seriously.


5. The Employee vs. Independent Contractor Fight

This is a complicated flight that can directly affect the money you receive. Generally, independent contractors are considered running their own businesses. So, for example, they do not get overtime pay. But at Horton Law, we understand what businesses are doing when they miscategorize workers and the laws that these businesses have broken.


6. Make Your Boss Do What Is Right

The Fair Labor Standards Act is a powerful tool that allows workers to hold their employers accountable for wage and hour violations. If you believe your employer is not complying with the FLSA, you have the right to take legal action. This can include filing a claim with the U.S. government or pursuing a lawsuit against your employer.




At Horton Law, we have a dedicated team of FLSA lawyers with a deep understanding of federal labor laws and extensive experience in handling unpaid wage cases. We can thoroughly investigate your situation, gather evidence, and pursue the appropriate legal remedies to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.


If you have concerns about wage and hour violations, minimum wage discrepancies, overtime pay issues, or child labor standards, do not hesitate to contact our FLSA lawyers at Horton Personal Injury Lawyers. We are committed to fighting for your rights and ensuring that you are justly compensated for your hard work. Your dedication to your job deserves fair compensation, and we are here to help you achieve that goal under federal law.


If you have any questions, we’ll help you find answers. Let our experience protect your rights to the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call Horton Law for a Free Legal Consultation at 888-822-6011 or fill out a Free Consultation Form.

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